Sadly, this is the norm for most Americans. We are constantly adding more to our plate and going 100mph each day. I am 100% guilty of this. In fact, I don't know what to do if I have spare time. I can't sit still! But luckily, I've married a foreigner (my Kiwi hubs) who has taught me the importance of slowly things down. Sit, relax, no I mean REALLY relax. Take a bath, read a book while sipping on some tea, spend hours sitting at the dinner table with a good meal and good company. In other words, don't look at your to-do list, don't look at clock, and turn off your phone!
This past Saturday evening, I decided to slow things down........
|The hubs favorite restaurant (MAUDIES) just opened a new location in the Hill Country- YEA!|
|1st basket of GLUTEN FREE chips and salsa. We sat and enjoyed our outside table for a while|
|Then there was wine.....still enjoying the outside and no decisions on ordering yet. Taking our time....|
|Another glass? Sure!|
|an hour later....yummm....|
|keep it coming!|
|post dinner (2 hours later)....happy bellies and good conversation!|
|Next we wandered here. A little reading and relaxing!|
|what better to read with than a hot cuppa tea?!|
|I found myself glued to this section of course.|
|and a handsome man (aka "the hubs") to sit next too!|
How do you slow things down, or do you?